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EPTAC Corporation Teams up with IDEA to Deliver Counterfeit Component Certification Workshop

Manchester, NH (PRWEB) April 20, 2012

EPTAC Corporation, an international leader in IPC training and certification has teamed up with The Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA), a Buena Park, CA based non-profit trade association representing quality and ethically oriented independent distributors of electronic components to deliver a one day program addressing the issues of counterfeit components in the electronics industry.

IDEA promotes the independent distribution industry through a media advocacy campaign, to improve the quality of products and services through quality certification programs, educational seminars, and conferences, and to promote the study, development, and implementation of techniques and methods designed to improve the business of independent distributors.

According to Master Instructor Mark Young, ”This course is a critical element of mitigating exposure to substandard/counterfeit electronic components. It provides a very effective baseline of current techniques and methods employed through a combination of lecture and hands-on workshop.”

The goal of the program is to provide awareness, effective application of techniques required to detect substandard/counterfeit components through a hands-on workshop, including, but not limited to, the critical components of any quality, procurement, inspection and test process.

Program attendees benefit by gaining a complete understanding of the Open Market vs Franchise Market, confidence of their ability to apply the IDEA-STD-1010 inspection standards visual criteria for detection and documentation, application of current detection techniques and methods, information on how to bolster their own quality, procurement and inspections processes for detection and a review of the requirements and expectations of the IDEA-ICE-3000 Professional Inspector Certification Exam.

EPTAC is an internationally recognized solder training and IPC certification corporation, giving professionals the skills to accelerate their careers and businesses the talent to succeed. For over 25 years, EPTAC has been helping corporations increase quality standards, improve productivity, and maximize profits. For more information on EPTAC, visit

IDEA is the leading resource for independent distributors to find relevant quality information and to participate in advancing industry ethics, ensuring customer satisfaction, establishing standards and promoting education. Visit for further information.

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